by Peter Yeo, Vice President, UN Foundation
As Joint Special Envoy to Syria Kofi Annan spoke to the United Nations General Assembly Thursday, these words will undoubtedly be heard and felt around the world:
The trail of blood leads back to those responsible. Any regime or leader that tolerates such killing of innocents has lost its fundamental humanity. Today’s news reports of another massacre in Al Kubeir and Kafr Zeta are shocking and sickening. A village apparently surrounded by Syrian forces … the bodies of innocent civilians lying there … they were shot … some allegedly burned or slashed with knives. We condemn this unspeakable barbarity and renew our determination to bring those responsible to account.
For the sake of the people of Syria who are living through this nightmare, the international community must come together and act as one.
For more on this story, visit: Peter Yeo: UN Observers in Syria Trigger Needed Reactions From Global Community.